area of limitation


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area of limitation

A defined area where specific limitations apply to the strength and fortifications of disputing or belligerent forces. Normally, upper limits are established for the number and type of formations, tanks, antiaircraft weapons, artillery, and other weapons systems in the area of limitation. Also called AOL. See also line of demarcation; peace operations.
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On 13 October, the Israel Defence Forces notified UNDOF that they had retaliated to spill-over fire from the Bravo side by firing three missiles at Syrian armed forces positions in the area of limitation. UNDOF did not observe the alleged firing from the Bravo side.
Rockets were fired January 27, from the area of limitation on the Bravo side across the ceasefire line and the Israel Defense Forces responded with artillery fire and later an airstrike.
Ban "strongly condemns the detention of four United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) peacekeepers by armed elements in the vicinity of Al Jamla, in the area of limitation and calls for their immediate release," Martin Nesirky, Ban's spokesman, said at a briefing.
In a statement issued through his spokesperson, Ban said he "strongly condemns the detention of four United Nations Disengagement Observer Force peacekeepers by armed elements in the vicinity of Al Jamla, in the area of limitation."

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